Dawn Marie Hayes and Joseph Hayes, The Norman Sicily Project: An Ongoing, Web-Based Effort to Promote the Island’s Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Past, forthcoming in Mapping Medieval Sicily: Maritime Violence, Cultural Exchange, and Imagination in the Mediterranean), ed. Emily Sohmer Tai and Kathryn Reyerson (Palgrave Macmillan). This is a significantly revised and updated version of the 2019 Digital Medievalist article.

Dawn Marie Hayes and Joseph Hayes, The Norman Sicily Project: A Digital Portal to Sicily’s Norman Past, Digital Medievalist, 12(1), p.3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/dm.68.


Dr. Greg Pope’s explanation of the Cultural Stone Stability Index (CSSI), an adaptation of the Rock Art Stability Index (RASI) developed by members of the Stone Heritage Research Alliance, which we are using to assess a number of Sicily’s surviving Norman monuments.

Click here for a PDF of the Index. Currently, the monastic sites we have assessed with the CSSI include St. Nicholas of Fico, St. Venera of Vanella (possibly), St. Lucy of Adernò, Christ the Savior of Placa, St. Bartholomew of Lipari, St. Philip of Agirà, Sts. Peter and Paul d’Agrò and St. George of Gratteri.

The project’s backstory, via Montclair State University’s Office of Alumni Relations.

White Paper

National Endowment for the Humanities' Humanities Collections and Reference Resources White Paper (forthcoming).


The NSP’s bibliography.